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Old 7th March 2013, 10:40 AM   #1
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Hi everybody,
This is some pics about Tibetan matchlock rifle I just bought few days ago.
from a seller who was offering it as a Afghan musket.
This gun still have his operating serpentine in a leather bag fixed on the stock and a wooden bipod.
Hoping hat somebody could confirm my opinion and could tell me more about Tibetan gun

Any comment on it will be welcome

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Default small pieces in leather with birdís feathers

Some extra pictures after a small restoration, Iím wondering if somebody could tell me more about this small pieces in leather with birdís feathers who is covering the pan ,is it typical from Tibetan gun ?
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That is really nice, I have always liked those rifles with the central Asian bipod.
I would love to own one but would hate to have to hunt with it, although it might be nice for when the wolves come.
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One of the high points of my life was a trip up to NE Tibet, to the Town called Xaihe, where the great Ladrang temple is located in the early 1990's This has long been a contact point between Tibetans, Muslims, and Chinese. In the 1920's there was serious inter-ethnic fighting. And the People's Army occupied Ladrang a couple of years back.
This was also the only place I have ever been where men were wearing swords as they walked about!
I visited what must have been a gun shop altho there were no guns or ammo on display. He did have several "new" and ready to install bipods - which to this day I kick myself for not buying. Then, about a half a mile down the road, there was a guys who had a couple of matchlocks. I read them as typically "Indian" guns, but they had had bipods which had been removed. These were opriced at $100 a copy, but I was very certain them getting them home would have been a challenge - - - so I didn't buy them either.
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One of the high points of my life was a trip up to NE Tibet, to the Town called Xaihe, where the great Ladrang temple is located in the early 1990's This has long been a contact point between Tibetans, Muslims, and Chinese. In the 1920's there was serious inter-ethnic fighting. And the People's Army occupied Ladrang a couple of years back.
This was also the only place I have ever been where men were wearing swords as they walked about!
I visited what must have been a gun shop altho there were no guns or ammo on display. He did have several "new" and ready to install bipods - which to this day I kick myself for not buying. Then, about a half a mile down the road, there was a guys who had a couple of matchlocks. I read them as typically "Indian" guns, but they had had bipods which had been removed. These were opriced at $100 a copy, but I was very certain them getting them home would have been a challenge - - - so I didn't buy them either.
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Dear Peter

I understand that it had been for you a fantastic trip ,and I Hope that on this time you have take many pictures from this place and if I'm lucky you could post on this thread some of them..

Regards

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